2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L V8 from North America
I love to drive it, but not worth trying to own it
Engine gasket seal.
Engine carbons up, needs cleaning and fuel cleaner regularly.
Many other small problems.
Wonderful to drive. Corners very well for a big sedan. V8 has lots of power for take-offs, passing, or opening up on the highway. Comfortable and well designed inside. Great luxury and convenience features. A real head turner.
And a complete nightmare to own. In the shop every six months or less for the past few years. Repairs in the low thousands through Jaguar, and is difficult for smaller, cheaper shops to diagnose. Took over a week to get a sunroof, a week for some other parts. Vehicle ended up costing as much again as we paid for it.
If they get their quality act together, the luxury and performance elements were good enough that I'd try to own one again, but only if I were making substantially more money than I make now.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 30th November, 2008
9th Dec 2008, 12:10
Have owned a 2000 S-type 4L for almost four years (bought it used) and it has been fantastic. Not one single problem; not one single repair. It gets its regular annual maintenance (lube, oil, filter, etc.) and tires rotated. This car is a pleasure to drive and definitely a keeper.